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Mexican President Breaks His Silence On Trump

The Mexican government is gradually starting to break its silence on Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric about Mexico.

By Kate Grumke | March 7, 2016

Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, finally spoke out about Republican front-runner Donald Trump, condemning Trump's rhetoric and saying it has hurt U.S.-Mexico relations.

This is a big deal because Peña Nieto's administration has mostly been silent in the eight months since Donald Trump first said this:

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best."

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Last week, the Mexican administration's silence started to crack. The secretary of the treasury said "under no circumstances" would Mexico pay a single peso to build Trump's wall.

And you probably heard what a former Mexican president told Fusion's Jorge Ramos about Trump:

"I'm not gonna pay for that f****** wall. He should pay for it. He's got the money," said former Mexican President Vicente Fox.

But as far as official lines from Mexico's current president, this is the first one.

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